Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, which is one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see website for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Hrs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. See website for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s satellite exhibit, 150 Years of Fort Worth. Fort Worth’s interesting history is housed in the nearly 100-year-old Fire Station No. 1 building located in the City Center Complex. This exhibit traces Fort Worth’s development from its beginning as a frontier outpost, through its rowdy youth as a cattle town to the present. See graphics, historical artifacts, photographs and documents, reproduced paintings and original posters. The building that houses the exhibit is also a valuable piece of Fort Worth history since it is the site of the original city hall. Free admission. Hrs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org/150-fort-worth-history. Corner of 2nd & Commerce Sts.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed for major holidays; see website for details. Admission $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See website for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases and displays “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History IMAX®. This month’s features include: Dolphins, Tornado Alley, Jerusalem, Rolling Stones at the Max (concert film), Island of Lemurs, Flying Monsters, and Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs. General admission: tickets start at $6 for guests and $3 for members. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Levitt Pavilion free concerts. From 1970s pop to the blues and “jazz-grass” to down-home country, there is something for every music lover in September. Performances 8 p.m. For more information, www.levittpavilionarlington.org. Levitt Pavilion in Arlington, 505 E. Border St., Arlington, TX 76010.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music with their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Through Sept. 7 Amon Carter Museum of American Art features the Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist exhibit. Motley introduces colorful canvases to a wider audience, revealing his rich sociological and historical undertones. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/archibald-motley-jazz-age-modernist. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Sept. 14 The Sid Richardson Museum’s exhibit Western Treasures reunites significant paintings by Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington, and their contemporaries with rarely seen paintings from the Museum’s permanent collection, combined with six bronze sculptures by Remington and Russell on loan from private collectors. Free admission. Docent-led tours are available every Tue. & Sat. at 2 p.m. Group tours by appointment only. Closed for major holidays. See website for details. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For information, 817-332-6554, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.
Through Sept. 20 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented: Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism. For more information, 817-738-9215. www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Sept. 20 Stella and Lou at Circle Theatre. This romantic comedy proposes that a second chance at love is always possible. Playwright Bruce Graham examines “the human condition” with a kind heart and a gentle sense of humor. Adult Language. Ticket prices, performance dates and times vary. For more information, www.circletheatre.com. 230 West Fourth Street in Sundance Square.
Through Sept. 28 Stage West Theatre presents, Beyond Therapy. 2006 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Play. By authoring newspaper singles ads at the suggestion of their respective therapists, Prudence and Bruce end up on a date that is a total fiasco. This comedy shows them navigating the treacherous waters of their sanity amongst a parade of former and current lovers. And it seems their therapists need some counseling themselves! Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. For reservations, call 817-784-9378, www.stagewest.org. 821 W. Vickery Blvd.
Through Oct. 19 Alfred Stieglitz: The Art of Photogravure at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This display of ten, rare large-format photogravures by Alfred Stieglitz showcases the creative process of an artist. These exquisite versions of some of Stieglitz’s most important photographs were in his private collection at the time of his death. They reveal how the artist tested inks and papers in his efforts to best relay the beauty of the world and his vision. Free admission. For more information, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Oct. 19 No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This exhibition features 20 paintings from the private collection of Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, a St. Louis couple devoted to art of the American Midwest. See works by Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, Grant Wood, John Atherton, Joe Jones, and more. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Nov. 15 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Derailed and Departed. Historical and hysterical collide when attorney Dewey Cheatumgood, a dubious dealer of bogus railroad bonds, is killed. Whodunit when there isn’t a shortage of stockholders to suspect? $59 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Jan. 1 Honky Tonk Spirits presents Dead End Ghost Tour. This interactive outside ghost tour includes spooky pictures caught on tour! Tickets $12-$20. Tours 9 p.m. For more information, www.deadendghosttours.com. East Exchange St., Fort Worth Stockyards. Tours begin and end on the front porch of the Whiskey Girl Saloon.
Through Jan. 15 LEGOLAND Discovery Center of Dallas/Fort Worth Star Wars MINILAND Model Display. Be immersed in the intergalactic sights and sounds of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Guests will see the rolling hills of Naboo, the treacherous terrain of Tatooine, and even take part in a thrilling Podrace! Tickets $18 3+, free for kids 2 and under. Hrs. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Last admission two hours prior to closing. For more information, 877-818-1677, www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com/dallasfw. Inside Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Jan. 25 Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This exhibition features more than 40 large-scale photographs of the Trinity River in Fort Worth. Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
3-14 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. September’s showings: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time-Sept. 3, American Writer-Sept. 4, Land Ho!-Sept. 5-7, Mean Girls-Sept. 5, Love is Strange-Sept. 12-14. Tickets $9, $7 for Modern members. Showtimes vary, see website for details. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $22.50, Gen. Ad. $17.50, seniors 60+, $12.50 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
6,13,20,27 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
7,28 Dallas Cowboys-America’s Team kicks off another football season with two home games this month. 49ers vs. Cowboys Sept. 7, at 3:25 p.m. Saints vs. Cowboys Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. For information and tickets, http://stadium.dallascowboys.com/events/eventList.cfm. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011..
10 Lyle Lovett concert at Bass Performance Hall. Acclaimed Texas singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett returns with His Large Band, 13 players strong. Lovett was recently named Texas State Musician. Performance 7:30 p.m. Gen. Ad. $88. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, 877-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 301 E. 5th St.
11-14 28th Annual GrapeFest in Grapevine, TX. The largest wine festival in the Southwest. The crowd favorite is the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation. Other exciting activities include five stages of live entertainment, Pre-Festival Wine & Culinary Pairing Dinners, the Texas Wine Tribute, GrapeStomp, Champagne Cork Shoot-Off, and ItalianCarFest. Work up an appetite at the GrapeFest Tennis Classic or GrapeFest Golf Classic. Enjoy a full line-up of delicious festival foods and craft brews to satisfy any palate. Thurs. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free to everyone on Sept. 11 and until 5 p.m. on Sept. 12. After that, $8 adults, $5 Children (6-12), $5 Seniors, $18 weekend passes, $23 souvenir weekend passes. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest-2014.
12 Billy Bob’s Texas-David Allan Coe. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
12-13 The 7th annual Dia De Los Toadies presented by Budweiser kicks off Fri., Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. The band performs the platinum album Rubberneck for the very last time. Local band Quaker City Night Hawks are among the lineup, along with Old 97’s, UME and Pleasant Grove. Tickets start at $35. Parking $5. www.pantherislandpavilion.com/events/dia-de-los-toadies-2014. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
12-Oct. 5 Whodunit-The Musical at Theatre Arlington. A wealthy spinster and her maid take a beautiful Connecticut summer home in 1931. A gunshot sounds and the body of a total stranger is found lying in the middle of the living room… then another. After that, things get REALLY strange…and funny. Tickets $22. Performances Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m. For more information, www.theatrearlington.org, 817-275-7661. 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
13 Tarrant County Heart Walk-Stockyards Station. As the American Heart Association’s signature fundraising event, the Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family-oriented environment. 8:30 a.m.-noon. www.TarrantCountyHeartWalk.org. 817-625-9715. 130 E. Exchange Ave.
13 Stockyards Station presents Animals Alive! Celebrate the animals of Texas with armadillo races, pony rides, CowCamp, animal presentations, cattle drives, and a petting zoo. Free admission. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. www.stockyardsstation.com. 817-625-9715. 130 E. Exchange Ave.
13 Advocare Cowboys Showdown: The University of Texas and UCLA battle for dominance at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium. 7:05 p.m. For information and tickets, http://stadium.dallascowboys.com/events/eventList.cfm. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
13 Billy Bob’s Texas-Chris Young. Tickets $18, $35 & $40. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
13,27 FREE Yoga in Sundance Square Plaza, every other Saturday. All levels are welcome. Presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA. Class 9 a.m. For more information, www.sundancesquare.com/events/free-yoga-in-sundance. Downtown Fort Worth.
16-21 Nice Work If You Can Get It at Bass Performance Hall. Tony Award-winning musical comedy set in the roaring ’20s with a cast of outrageous characters that have gathered in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. Things go awry when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. Performance times vary. For more information, www.basshall.com, ticket office 817-212-4280, 877-212-4280. 525 Commerce St.
19 Billy Bob’s Texas-JB and The Moonshine Band. Tickets $10 & $15. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
20 Cowtown Cruisin’ for a Cure for Prostate Cancer will feature about 500 classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. All proceeds benefit awareness and research with monies raised going to Texas Health Resources Harris Hospital and UNT Health Science Center. Free spectator admission. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., www.cowtowncruisinforacure.org, 817-336-3366. Downtown Fort Worth along Main St.
20 Fort Worth’s Flying Saucer hosts the eighth annual benefit bash for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) Charity beginning at 7 p.m. The premier Beatles Tribute Band A Hard Days Night leads this year’s bash again. Dr. Omar Selod founded the PMR charity to provide financial assistance to those who cannot afford to pay for their medical needs. The Fort Worth branch of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), one of the oldest running professional service organizations in the U.S., puts this benefit together. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For advance tickets, go to www.BenefitBashFW.com. 111 E. Third St. at Commerce.
20 Billy Bob’s Texas-Clay Walker. Tickets $15 & $35. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
20,21 Fort Worth Milan Gallery-Jane Seymour Art Exhibition. Meet actress/artist Jane Seymour as she displays more than 60 pieces of her art for purchase. The exhibition, to benefit the Texas Frontier Ballet, includes watercolors, oils and giclée reproductions. Free admission. Sat. 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Sun. noon-2 p.m. For more information, 817-338-4278, www.milangallery.com. 505 Houston.
21 Sunday Brunch at The Culinary School of Fort Worth. Savor seasonal soups, made-to-order omelettes, pasta bar with made-from-scratch sauces, breads with house-made jam, dessert buffet with handcrafted confections and a choice of three seasonal entrées. $34.95 per person. Brunch 11 a.m. For more information, www.csftw.com. 6100 Camp Bowie Blvd.
21-Jan. 4 Urban Theater: New York Art In The 1980s at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Vibrant, vital, and discordant, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of contemporary art’s most recognizable characteristics. $10 adults 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. For more information, 817-738-9215. www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
25-27 Oktoberfest at Panther Island Pavilion. Three-day festival that tunes into its German roots with authentic food, beer, and entertainment. Activities include traditional German music such as Brave Combo, Alpenmusikanten and Alphenfest, and dachshund races, a keg rolling contest, chicken dancing, and stein lifting concert, Bavarian folk dancing and more. An Oktoberfest 5k and 1k fun-run, and a 15-mile bike ride on Sat. morning. Weekend passes $20. For information, www.oktoberfestfw.com. 395 Purcey St.
25-May 31 Take Two: George Catlin Revisits the West exhibit at the Sid Richardson Museum. Paintings by George Catlin, the influential 19th century American Indian painter. Free docent-guided tours Tue. & Sat. 2 p.m. See website for details. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For information, 817-332-6554, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.
26 Roundup for Autism Parade and Celebrity Rodeo in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Jump back to the 19th Century and visit a world of cowboys, saloon girls and Flamenco dancers. The Parade features various community clubs, cheer leading squads and celebrities. Parade 6 p.m. Celebrity Rodeo 8 p.m. For more information, www.roundupforautism.org/paraderodeo.htm.
26 Billy Bob’s Texas-Granger Smith. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
26-Oct. 26 Jubilee Theatre presents, The Brothers Size. In the Louisiana bayou, big brother Ogun Size is a wall of tough love while his younger brother struggles to find his footing in the world. Explore the bonds of brotherhood through poetry and myths in this music-filled contemporary drama from one of the country’s most exciting new voices. For tickets and information, 817-338-4411, www.jubileetheatre.org. 506 Main St.
27 McCammon Voice Competition 2014 Winner’s Recital winner concert at The Kimbell Art Museum. See Korean-born baritone Joo Won Kang accompanied by Stephen Carey, Fort Worth Opera principal coach. Performance 2 p.m. Tickets $25. For more information, www.mccammonvoice.org and www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
27 Southwest Classic: Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Texas A&M at AT&T Stadium. This rivalry is a tradition that dates back to 1903. For information and tickets, http://stadium.dallascowboys.com/events/eventList.cfm. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
27 Sara Evans with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. The Fort Worth Symphony savors a dash of country with Sara Evans’ greatest hits: Suds in a Bucket, Born to Fly, A Little Bit Stronger, and more. Performance 7:30 p.m. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, 877-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
27 Billy Bob’s Texas-Billy Currington. Tickets $20 & $35. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.